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Corps of Engineers to Hold Ceremony Naming U.S. 62 Bridge Near Kentucky Dam

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a ceremony Tuesday to name a bridge near Kentucky Dam after a resident engineer who died last year. 

The U.S. Highway 62 Bridge across the Tennessee River will be named the ‘George A. (Tony) Ellis Bridge.’ Ellis worked on the Kentucky Lock Addition project and died in July 2016.

According to a release, Ellis played an instrumental role in the construction of the bridge.

The ceremony is at 9 a.m. at the Grand Rivers Senior Citizens Center. A closing ceremony follows near the bridge.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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